Looking to get ready to take TNCC

  1. Hello

    I am currently working on a med/surg/tele unit. I am looking to break into the ER. I already have ACLS and am pretty good at interperting rhythms. I am planning on taking the TNCC, but would like to begin to prepare for the course by getting some books to begin studying myself.

    Does anybody out there have any recomendations?

    Thank's in advance to anyone who might respond.
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    About magg1107

    Joined: Jul '10; Posts: 12; Likes: 4
    Staff Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Medi/Surge/Tele


  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Just use the TNCC book and you'll do well in the course. The book I always recommend for the ED in general is Sheehy's Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice. Good luck!
  4. by   magg1107
    Thank you so much, I will look that book up.
  5. by   dthfytr
    The TNCC equivelant of the ACLS megacode is the head to toe assesment. It also has the PIA element that you may think it, but if you don't say it, it doesn't count. For that test I usually start by saying "all c-spines are fractured until proven otherwise, and as I do my assesment I will continually re-evaluate." That take care of a couple of easy to miss mandatories. Learn the evaluation list they give you by heart, ABC's of course, but last time I took it it continued up to g or h. It's a great course, I've never heard anybody disagree that every nurse could benefit from it. Good luck and enjoy.
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from dthfytr
    It also has the PIA element that you may think it, but if you don't say it, it doesn't count.
    See, but I love that! My paramedic training turned me into a total verbalizer in test situations.

    Good advice!
  7. by   WonderRN
    When do you take yours? I take mine July 28/29th.....

    I'll tell you how it went after I take it, and see if I can give you any pointers, since I will be freshly certified (i hope:uhoh21

    Good Luck!
  8. by   magg1107
    My clinical educator mentioned that class in late july, however i just got back from vacation and did not feel i would have enough time to truly study. I am not sure when I will be taking the class, only that my educator will give me enough time to register and study this time.

    Good luck with your class and test, i have no doubts you will do fine